p.1 Should Be Fostered - Toronto marine men think the grain trade should be kept for Canadian vessels.
The steamer Richelieu cleared late this morning for Montreal.
Richardsons' elevator: steambarge Alberta and sloop Laura D. from bay ports.
Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria, Trenton to Montreal, on her last down trip.
M.T. company elevator: tug Glide from Montreal with four light barges, and cleared again with four grain laden.
The government dredges Queen, Nipissing, and Sir Richard are to winter at the Kingston dry dock. The tug Delisle has gone after the latter, the first two being already here. Now, if Capt. Gaskin could just hold these dredges here all next season, Kingston harbor would be vastly improved. There is work here for the three of them.
Would Not Object.
Montreal grain dealers having asked the government to allow United Stated boats to carry grain from Fort William to Canadian ports, so that contracts might be filled, Hon. Mr. Tarte wired Capt. Gaskin, of this city, to learn how complying with the request would affect the M.T. company's fleet. The captain replied:
"Owing to a serious accident to our steamer Rosemount when entering Port Colborne harbour last trip, on account of exceptionally bad weather on the last trip, and also on account of exceptionally bad weather for the last ten days, we have been obliged to cancel some of our contracts from Fort William to Georgian Bay ports. Under these exceptional circumstances we would not object to granting the request of Montreal grain men for the balance of the season. I do not know of any Canadian bottoms available at present.
p.3 Collins Bay Personals - The tug Petrel has arrived in port after an absence of two years.
p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Jessie Bain, used for government survey on the St. Lawrence, reached the city yesterday, and has been placed in winter quarters.
p.6 Left For Montreal - Capt. Bloomfield had charge of the steamer Richelieu, which left this morning for Montreal. Very little of the steamer's upper works had been replaced, so the crew will have a cold trip.